Tulare Mayor takes on the Ag community

This story has been updated with a comment from Interim City Manager Willard Epps. Comments by Tulare Mayor Carlton Jones have spread like wildfire after he claimed that agriculture “strips the natural resources and contaminates our ground water and air” and “causes asthma and valley fever, cancer and kills bees.” His comment’s got agricultural leaders […]

Golden West sophomore competes for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student of the Year

Five years ago Kiersten Greeson was looking for a way to honor her hero, mentor and friend, dairyman Eddy Boertje. Boertje had been diagnosed with blood cancer. Struggling to find a way to help, Greeson, a young dairy exhibitor, started donating 10% of her 4-H heifer sales to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). She […]

Corcoran FFA Mechanics partner with Kings County Farm Bureau for 100th Anniversary project

Kings County is exceptional for both its agricultural production and its exceptional agricultural education programs. We are home to both unique agricultural industries and some of the largest and most dynamic agriculture programs in the nation. In December, agricultural mechanics programs across the county were contacted by the Kings County Farm Bureau seeking to merge […]

Tulare dairymen to compete in Land O’Lakes Farm Bowl

Two Tulare dairymen are traveling to Minnesota this week to participate in the Land O’Lakes Farm Bowl. Partaking of the Super Bowl hoopla there – Land O’Lakes thought it an exciting idea to “inspire the next generation of young leaders to consider careers in food and agriculture,” said Grace Fair, media contact for the Bowl. […]

Industry-funded HLB research facility now accepting project applications

California Citrus Mutual, together with the California Citrus Research Foundation and the University of California, Riverside are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for research space in the newly built Biosecurity Level 3 (BSL-3) Lab near UC Riverside. Qualifying projects must be specific to the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing, the devastating […]

Mother Nature Delivers Early Christmas Present for Valley Citrus Crop

Temperatures throughout most of the Central Valley citrus belt failed to reach predicted lows Thursday night and Friday morning. In the coldest of areas, temperatures dipped to 26 degrees, although for much shorter durations than originally anticipated. Generally, temperatures hovered in the 29 to 31 degree range for most of the night and early morning. […]

Warm Overnight Temperatures a Welcomes Surprise for Valley Citrus Growers

Cold temperatures failed to materialize as forecast in the Central Valley citrus belt. Growers report that overnight lows dropped to the low 30s and stayed well within the “sweet spot” for the area’s citrus crop, according to a California Citrus Mutual spokesman. The warmer temperatures are attributed to decent cloud cover, particularly in the Foothill areas, […]